Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Kolonihavnen
    Kolonihavnen
    Do you know the Legend of the Mother of the Sea? 🌊 Here a statue of hear at the colonial harbor in Nuuk 😍 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @johannelbs πŸ“Έ #colorfulnuuk #nuuk #Kolonihavnen #havetsmoder #ilovenuuk #greenlandtales
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    You can find so many hidden treasures whilst hiking around Nuuk 😍 #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @nunafoto πŸ“Έ #nuuk #colorfulnuuk #hiddentreasures #rivers #hiking #ilovenuuk #ilovegreenland
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    In Nuuk Fjorden you can spot this stunning view if you're lucky πŸ˜€ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @astrid_dego πŸ“Έ #nuukfjorden #whalespotting #ilovegreenland #nuuk #colorfulnuuk #guidetogreenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk is perfect for enjoying a weekend camping ⛺️ #colourfulnuuk Thanks for sharing @johannelbs πŸ“Έ #campinggreenland #enjoynature #nuuk #colorfulnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Colourful sunset in Nuuk β˜€ Thanks for sharing @qungujugit πŸ“Έ #colourfulnuuk #colorfulnuuk #sunsetlovers #ilovegreenland #nuuk #colorfulsky
  • Nuuk Fjorden
    Nuuk Fjorden
    Can you spot the whale om the worlds second largest fiord system: Nuup kangerlua 🐳 Thanks for sharing @tupilaktravel πŸ“Έ #NuukFjorden #Nuupkangerlua #nuukfiord #whalespotters #visitgreenland #guidetogreenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #colorfulnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We believe in children’s right to have a safe, colourful and good life - what better way to celebrate the international #worldchildrensday than with a colourful family run 😍 Thanks for sharing @nunafoto πŸ“Έ . #colorfulnuuk #thecolorrun #colorrun #colorrunnuuk #nuuk #redbarnetgrΓΈnland #visitgreenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    @nuuksnowfestival is well under way! β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ˜Ž ・・・ We are here Saturday morning too! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ #nuuksnowfestival2019 #nuuksnowfestival #snowfestival #snow #festival #snowsculpture #colourfulnuuk #sikuki #ilovegreenland #kalaallitnunaat #grΓΈnland #greenland #hyperlapse
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #nuuksnowfest2019 is coming!!! The festival opens tomorrow and will be taking over the #colourfulnuuk account. Stay tuned for some real life cold and snowy art creation! πŸ˜±β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒŸ #visitgreenland #pioneeringnation #reasontogo #thingstodoinnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    What @lisagermanyphotography said πŸ‘‡πŸ½βœŒπŸΌπŸ˜ ・・・ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± Sermitsiaq at sunset from half-way up Lille Malene. - ⛰️ On my first week in Nuuk, @greenland_explorer and I essentially ran up the ski piste on Lille Malene chasing the sunset. OK - maybe we weren't really running, but his legs are longer than mine ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    😍😍😍😍😍 ・・・ Comment if you also think Northern Lights are a blessing! πŸ™‹β€β™€ #guidetogreenland Thanks for sharing @greenland_explorer πŸ“Έ by @guidetogreenland πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± . . . . . #holidaygreenland #adventuretraveling #travelloversofinstagram #groenlandia #arcticadventure #explore #travel #greenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We’re feeling ya @von.rosenbach - what do you say world, up for a kayak adventure in the icy waters surrounding #colourfulnuuk ? ・・・ TiltrΓ¦ngt kayaktur πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ #weekend #lifeinism #kayakhipster #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #lifeisawesome #kayak #kayakpaddle #prijon #kayakgram ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    These are the β˜€οΈβ„οΈ days. Thank you for the photo @woodgards Remember to use #colourfulnuuk for the chance to be featured! #visitgreenland #travelguide #beapioneer #wintertrips

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